State Highway Safety Office Organization
This page contains information about the organization and operations of State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) across the country.
Some materials may be especially useful for new Governor's Representatives or Highway Safety Coordinators.
Links to State Highway Safety Offices
This page lists the highway safety offices of all 50 states, U.S. territories, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, along with their websites.
State Profiles can be found in the Members Only section of the GHSA website (login required). These pages provide information about the organization of State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) throughout the United States, including the placement of the SHSO within state government and key contact information.
The information is presented in two different ways: on individual State Profile pages, or as a downloadable Excel spreadsheet that includes totals and averages and allows members to manipulate/calculate the data as desired.
Sample Position Descriptions
This document provides sample job descriptions for typical positions that exist within State Highway Safety Offices. It complements the GHSA State Profiles publication by providing specific information regarding the job duties of the staff positions referenced.
Requirements for the organization and staffing of SHSOs vary widely depending on a myriad of factors. These descriptions should be used as a reference by states to be adapted to their specific needs.
Resources for New GRs and Coordinators
- New GR and Coordinators’ Checklist [69 KB, 3 pgs.]
This chart lists critical processes for early review by new state highway safety Governor's Representatives (GRs) and Highway Safety Coordinators, including specific documents to review and links to resources.
- What a Governor's Representative Does [11 KB, 1 pg.]
Provided by Troy Costales (Ore.), this document covers the core responsibilities of a GR. New GRs and Coordinators can use it to familiarize themselves with their new job.